Games & Puzzles

$25.00
SKU: 889696000491

A cooperative game about friendship enduring through the trenches of war, Grizzled toes the line between board game and historical fiction. You and your band of brothers muct combat physical onslaughts ( such as mortars and snow) as well as emotional struggles (fear, trauma, and the like)--but never discount the little things. Win the game together by sharing the right tokens of support at the right times. One of the most unusual player experiences to emerge during this much-heralded "golden age of board games." 2-5 Players

Age: 
10+
$34.95
SKU: 9782914849654

A picture is worth a thousand words! Dixit is a beautifully illustratred game of creative guesswork, where your imagination unlocks the tale. On your turn, as the storyteller, choose a card from your hand and give a clue for a it (word, sentence, song, etc). All other players choose one of their cards that best fits your clue. Shuffle and reveal all choose cards. All players then secretly guess whic card is yours! An easy fun game for multiple age levels. 

Age: 
8+
$20.00
SKU: 013964824384

You're embarking on a bird-watching adventure in this fun game that ivolves a good mixture of chance and strategy. Explore different habitats each turn, and try to spot native species. Every card is beautifully illustrated to show key field marks, accurate enough for even the most die-hard birder. For 2 - 7 players.

Age: 
9+
$12.95
SKU: 803979005805

Get ready to party like a caveman with a memory game of prehistoric proportions! Gather the clan to perform the sacred chant known as Ooga Booga. Each card has either an ancient word or wild gesture. Players take turns laying down a card to add on to the chant. You have to listen closely and follow the clues to recite the chain without a mistake. As the voices of the tribe rise into a sidesplitting song, the sharpest memory will determine the new chief.

Age: 
7+
$24.95
SKU: 803979008301

Opposing sheep herds go to head to fluffy head in a strategy game the whole family will love. The goal is to occupy the most pastures with your sheep. On their turn, players split a stack of their sheep and move a portion as far is it can go in a straight line to a new pasture. Watch out for sneaky sheep and plan your moves carefully to fence out your foe! A different playing board is assembled before every game, so Battle Sheep is full of new challenges every time you play! Highlighted skills: social play, abstract thinking, strategy, focus & attention.

Age: 
7+
$12.00
SKU: 702669999427

In the world of computer programming, there can be only one winner: either a zero or a one! This two-player game works by adding cards to a program display. Each player vies for control of the line of code before the Run command is executed. Fear not: You don't need a degree in computer science to master this gmae--but coding monkeys and novices alike will get swept up in its fierce competition.

Age: 
8+
$12.95
SKU: 736396001009

SET is a board game where any table becomes the board. It is a highly addictive, original game of visual perception. The goal is to be the first to see a SET from the 12 cards laid face up on the table. A SET is three cards that are either all the same or all different in each individual feature. With no turns and no luck, SET is challenging, fast and fun! Age 6 & up

Age: 
8+
$24.95
SKU: 9781589781443

The world of Gloom is a sad and benighted place. The sky is gray, the tea is cold, and a new tragedy lies around every corner, but some say that one's reward in the afterlife is based on the misery endured in life. If so, there may yet be hope -- if not in this world, then in the peace that lies beyond. Heap misfortune upon the family you control and give out good things to your opponents-- you'll win the game only if yours are the most miserable upon death. A morbidly fun game where the more elaborate your explanation of the cards, the better.

Age: 
7+
$39.95
SKU: 722301926161

Fire Rescue is a fully cooperative game, everyone plays on the same firefighting team - win or lose together! Every turn is filled with the tension of having to fight the fire back, rescuing victims or investigating points of interest. Players can ride the ambulance to safety or fire the engine's deck gun in a desperate attempt to control the blaze. No two games are ever the same - and with two rulesets (family & experienced) and 3 different difficulty levels there is a challenge to be had for all.

Age: 
10+
$49.00
SKU: 029877030712

Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun! This is one of the highest rated games of all time, and a definite bookshop staff favorite. 

Age: 
8+
$15.95
SKU: 759751001087

Created by a Boston Cellege professor for his children, this fast-paced dice game strengthens math and probability learning skills for kids but keeps parents and other adults equally entertained. Play your cards right to capture the mythical creatures that fill the forest of Dragonwood: stomp, strike, or scream depending on your foe. The landscape is constantly shifting, changing the winning strategy from hand to hand; no two games are the same!  2 - 4 players

Age: 
8+
$18.95
SKU: SCPUZZ1

Our first puzzle highlighting the beauty of local Santa Cruz area is here! This 500 piece puzzle features Lighthouse Field State Beach, a popular spot on West Cliff Drive, better known to locals as Its Beach. Nestled between Natural Bridges and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, its picturesque sandy cove is loved by many-- human and canine alike. It has the distinction of being one of the few dog friendly beaches in California and overlooked by the city's historic Surfing Museum.

Age: 
10+
$12.00
SKU: 759751002442

Welcome, you who have chanced to look beneath the dewy clover to uncover the secret struggles of the Gubs. Behold this clever card game that casts you in an epic contest to build the mightiest Gub colony. Seek wisdom from The Esteemed Elder or protection from a Toad Rider as you fend off a myriad of traps, lures, and other surprising events. Victory lies down an ever-changing path and no one is safe until the final card falls! Created by local UCSC graduate Cole Medeiros. 

Age: 
10+

 

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